Over 90% of the people who move to the Katy area do so in order to educate their children in the award-winning, acclaimed school system, Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD). Katy ISD's student population has grown to over 77,000 students and is projected to grow roughly 2,000 to 3,000 students each year.  For a full district profile, click here.

Katy ISD is a "Recognized District" overall, and many of its individual schools are "Exemplary Schools," a top rating given by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In Katy ISD, the American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) scores are above the state and national averages. The majority of Katy ISD high schools boast graduation rates from 95% to 98%. In 2018, Niche ranked Katy ISD as the Top Houston Area school district for 2018 and named 19 Katy ISD Elementary Schools in its Top 25 Houston Area Elementary School rankings. Katy ISD graduates over 3,000 students annually.

Katy ISD offers well-rounded career training through the Miller Career and Technology Center (MCTC). MCTC career academies include: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Transportation and Logistics, Business Management and Administration, Information Technology, Arts, Audio Visual Technology and & Communications and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources. Katy ISD, in coordination with Houston Community College, offers multiple adult education opportunities at MCTC.

Higher Ed

The University of Houston Victoria (UHV) calls the Katy area home with a local enrollment over 1,500 students.  UHV is currently in the process of growing its Katy area presence as UH System Regents approved plans to purchase 46 acres and build a state-of-the-art academic building in June 2016 .The University of Houston System began offering expanded bachelor’s- and master’s- level degree programs in engineering, business, education and other high-demand fields in Katy during the fall of 2016. UHV also recently introduced a subsea engineering program in Katy and its MBA program was ranked among the best in Houston.  The University of Houston will add engineering programs in the Katy area beginning in fall 2019.

The University of Houston is currently offering classes at the Houston Community College (HCC) Northwest-Katy Campus, about a mile north of Interstate 10 at 1550 Foxlake Drive.  UH-Victoria (UHV) will offer face-to-face classes at a new leased facility about a mile north of I-10 at 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. The arrangement allows UH and UHV to continue serving the higher education needs of the region while a new UH System campus is built near I-10 and the Grand Parkway.

Private college and university education opportunities in Katy include Belhaven College and Strayer University.

The Houston Community College (HCC) Katy Campus offers a variety of certificates and programs from Business and Information Technology to Agri-Science, with a student population exceeding 4,500.  HCC’s Corporate Training College offers customized training at reduced cost for companies located in the HCC service area. Specific programs include Management & Leadership, Manufacturing Engineering and Workforce Development.

Lone Star College is located close to Katy and offers numerous academic and workforce programs.  The campus features numerous computers labs, a biology lab and a workforce center. The Lone Star College system enrolls over 90,000 students.

Through the Katy Area EDC Leadership Program (Visions of Katy Higher Education), Katy Area EDC conducted a visioning event to develop objectives and strategies to enhance higher education opportunities in the Katy area.  Click the download to the right to learn more.

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